Pastor Jeff Noblit, Senior Pastor-Teacher of Grace Life Church of the Shoals as well as Founder and President of Anchored in Truth Ministries wants you to know:

The church has traveled far down a strange path which is absent of historic biblical truth. What a dire need there is for today’s professing church to rediscover sound doctrine. Because we have lost our doctrinal moorings, the glory of God has been diminished within the church. Ours is a tragic crisis because the local church is foundational to the glory of God, and the glory of God is everything. This is why we must be willing to lay down our lives for the church (Ephesians 3:21, 1 John 3:16)…

And then he asks the all-important question, “What is a true church and how is it to be built?” Noblit also goes on to correctly point out:

Jesus said that He would build His church (Matthew 16:18), and He has chosen to build it through the faithful ministry of earthly disciples, primarily through the preaching of the Gospel (Matthew 28:18-20, Romans 10:14-17). A true understanding of the Gospel must include a sound understanding of the wonderful grace of repentance and the courage to preach it with spiritual power. Nothing is more foundational to the Gospel, conversion, and church health than a biblically healthy understanding of repentance… (Online source

This is the backdrop for the upcoming True Church Conference ’09 – “The Wonderful Grace of Repentance” – February 19-22, 2009 at Grace Life Church of the Shoals. You can find all the information you need here.